April 20, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/20/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • Three petitions for certiorari were denied this week on 4/18/22:
    • Klickitat County v. Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation (Treaty Rights; Reservation Boundaries)
    • Penobscot Nation v. Frey (Maine Indian Settlement Acts; Reservation Boundaries)
    • United States v. Frey (Penobscot Indian Reservation)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Hooper v. City of Tulsa (Criminal Jurisdiction; Curtis Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority v. Mael (Housing; Emotional Distress; Tort Duty)
  • People in Interest of Jay J.L. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.7539 - Indian Health Service Health Professions Tax Fairness Act of 2022

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Supreme Court: Yakama Nation land ownership ruling stands, half of Mount Adams remains part of reservation
  • Gov. Mills opposes Rep. Golden’s bill to make future federal tribal laws apply to Maine tribes
  • Supreme Court denies Penobscot Indian Nation appeal
  • Akwesasne Mohawk seek to rid themselves of colonized "Saint Regis" name
  • Community members needed to help improve Minnesota child welfare policies and practices
  • Oregon tribe opposes Klamath River water release for farmers
  • EVs’ demand for copper escalates threat against Apache’s Oak Flat
  • A Native American burial ground in Chester County is returning to its ‘rightful owners’
  • How blending Inuit knowledge and western science has helped improve polar bear health — and why a trade ban would hurt
  • 'We've got to get gaming out of our blood': Pandemic shock pushes Wisconsin tribes to diversify economy
  • Honoring Native American culture requires better engagement with tribes
  • Tribes work to harness energy from sun, wind and water as demand for green energy grows
  • Ojibwe perspectives toward proper wolf stewardship and Wisconsin's February 2021 wolf hunting season
  • Can the US go green without destroying sacred Native lands?
  • Native American economy leads rural communities
  • A beloved Indigenous dessert evolves with each generation